Antique Persian Kerman Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – Floral garlands, wreaths and arching swags featuring Kerman’s precisely shaded carnation blossoms decorate this elegant antique rug. This outstanding piece exemplifies the Persian’s masterful use of design and geometry that are combined to create patterns that are infinitely pleasing. Seamless tiles with ogival curves and pronounced recesses form an endless repeating pattern that travels from corner to corner. Elegant strapwork details separate each tiled repeat echoing the lines of the darker inset medallions that are decorated with branching rosettes woven in a soft shade of muted salmon pink. The precise symmetry continues through the borders that feature flower-flanked cartouches and scalloped edges with ogival curves. Delicate carnation blossoms are used to create festooned floral details throughout the borders and field that add to the traditional style of this antique Kerman Lavar.